Maison Martin Margiela black velvet reassembled skirt with outwards seams — fall 1991

699.00

Size:

I44 D40 F40 GB12 USA10

Waist: 33 – 37 cm

Hips: 44 cm

Length: 73 cm

 

Composition:

Unknown, velvet

 

Details:

Black knee-length skirt

Velvet fabric

Seemingly tailored after it was assembled

The brand label and fabric labels have been caught into the seams

The seams are finished on the outside

The skirt is constructed out of 4 panels

The panels are displaced in the back on the hem

Slightly flared model

Elastic waistband

From the spring 1991 collection, 1994 reproduction in longer version as reference

Collector’s item

 

Condition: 3,5/5

Good condition with light wear, some pilling on the inside

 

*PLEASE NOTE: the skirt is deep black as seen on the detailed pictures and has been highlighted on the model pictures to show off the design*

In stock

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Description

About Maison Martin Margiela

Martin Margiela is a Belgian designer, graduating from the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp.

 

He is often mistaken as one of the ‘Antwerp Six’.

At the time when Ann Demeulemeester,Walter van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee were showcasing in London, Margiela was already working for Jean Paul Gaultier.

 

Martin Margiela stayed away from the public eye, remaining backstage after his shows and only allowing press to contact hem via fax.

 

Maison Martin Margiela’s discreet brand label consists of a blank piece of cloth or with the numbers 0-23. The trademark is attached with four small, white stitches, visible on the outside on unlined garments. The concept behind this was so the tag could be cut out, making the garment anonymous like it’s creator.

 

Margiela’s work is highly conceptual; a large piece of his repertoire is playing with conventions and recycling. Influenced by Rei Kawakubo, he works with deconstructed garments and frayed edges, nevertheless are his garments perfectly tailored. A lot of his work also includes trompe-l’oeil, a reference to René Magritte.

 

Martin Margiela was appointed as a Guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2010. His work is more often talked about as ‘art’ rather than fashion.

 

His most iconic piece is his tabi boot, Margiela’s interpretation of Japanese split-toe tabi socks.

 

Margiela left his eponymous label in 2009, leaving the creative staff to continue the collection for several seasons. In 2014 John Galliano was appointed as new head designer.

The only way now get an original Martin Margiela piece, is only by buying vintage Margiela clothing.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Womens size

Condition